I know many people have problems mixing and matching different textures/patterns in a room. I have decided that I will doing a new weekly feature called Pattern Play. Each week I will tackle a different style/fabric and show a mix of fabrics that can work with it.
Today’s jumping off point is that yummy floral coming in at only $17 a yard. If you are feeling bold I would do some window treatments with it.
For a bit of added preppy I would go with a navy & white stripe. You will note that there is no navy in our statement floral print, but this is when you need to remember that many colors work as neutrals. In this case the navy works with the floral fabric not against it and provides an interesting visual with the stripe. It can be used for toss pillows with orange pom pom trim.
To continue working on the room I would probably add either some sort of skirted console/table or recover an ottoman with a pop of pink that plays within the colors in our floral fabric, but has added texture and a muted pattern. Love this heavyweight diamond weave fabric that is only $3.49.
A solid color is always good to add to the mix and to make it simple for you just look at your main fabric and pick out a fabric. I’m on a huge marigold kick lately so this duck cloth would work well in the space. It could be used for any home accessory. In my design I would use it for additional toss pillows.
I always like adding one sorta/kinda out of place print as well. The retro mod pink/red/white pick doesn’t really scream preppy floral, but it works well with our colors, adds a dose of pattern and a touch of whimsy that helps break up the room and not have everything be too matchy/matchy.Again I would use it for pillows and have them piped in the solid marigold fabric.
Now everything simply goes well together in the space! The best part of this pattern play? All of the featured fabrics were $17 or less (sometimes way less ) a yard.
What sort of pattern do you want to see tackled next week?